NedFest Family Reunion

The NedFest Family Reunion was held August 26-27, 2023 at the Caribou Room property on the hill above Nederland. We had all the wonderful stuff that NedFest is known for, from kids’ activities to artist booths to great local beer sponsors!




1:30 – 2:00 tweener: Jamie Lammers

2:00 – 3:30 Flash Mountain Flood

3:30 – 4:00 tweener: Kyle Brock

4:00 – 5:30 Smooth Money Gesture

5:30 – 6:00 tweener

6:00 – 7:30 Rocket Parade

7:30 – 8:00 tweener: Blackdog Jazz Trio

8:00 – 9:30 Very Special Super Group:

8 spectacular musicians from all different bands playing together. A one-of-a kind show that you will never see again. Get ready to stay on your feet the entire time because we have a very funky crew in store that will keep you dancing!… On drums and percussion will be NedFest Family royalty, having played at both the very first NedFest and over half of them total, Dave Watts, founder of The Motet, and Scott Messersmith of The California Honeydrops. And who would we pick for keys but Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident who has graced the NedFest stage at least 8 times. Jennifer Hartswick who played NedFest in 2017 with Oteil’s crew (and plays with the Trey Anastasio Band) will be on trumpet and vocals. On bass, from the hottest funk jazz band in the nation, Galactic, we will have the amazing Robert Mercurio. Lettuce guitarist Adam Smirnoff, better known as Schmeeans, will be there (REALLY!!). Big Gigantic will contribute Dominic Lalli’s epic sax playing. And to top it all off, 7-time Grammy-nominated Joan Osborne will be on vocals!

10:00 – 12:00 Fruition late night show inside The Caribou Room



12:00 – 1:00 local kids’ music showcase

1:00 – 1:30 tweener

1:30 – 3:00 No Go Gilbillies

3:00 – 3:30 tweener: Eric Stone

3:30 – 5:00 Dango Rose (of Elephant Revival) and Friends featuring Dave Johnston (of Yonder Mountain String Band), Bridget Law (of Elephant Revival), Taylor Sims, and Silas Herman!

5:00 – 5:30 tweener: John McKay

5:30 – 7:00 The Hillbenders

CAMPING: Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we will be able to offer camping, sorry. There are several National Forest areas nearby for camping.

VENDING: We will have a limited number of vendor spots but with no electricity provided. Vendors (except food trucks) must use solar lighting/ power only, no generators will be allowed. Use the contact form page to get vendor registration information.

The PPMEA Board